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Coming Out in Nashville

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Denying her own sexuality nearly drove country artist Chely Wright to suicide. But last week, she broke her long silence and made history in the process.

The 39-year-old singer came out as a lesbian with a new memoir called Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer.  Wright joins us to talk about her decision, and about the inevitable fallout in the music industry.

Comments [6]

OSTV from Manhattan

check out a sneak peak of one of christine quinn's coming out stories on!

Jun. 02 2010 04:38 PM
Cora Fageaux from Foley Alabama

Raya has the right to an opinion even if she has never been in Ms. Wright's shoes. Ms. Wright is well off financially as she has well invested in stock, and other investments. She would rather have been out and bagging groceries than have lived a lie in her own personal and professional relationships. You loose friends that were not real friends anyway. You find out whom loves you as you are and face much critcism such as Raya. She will recover from the professional damage just as Ellen. Most of all she is free now to be herself to herself.

May. 20 2010 11:21 PM
rich from ocala fl

great interview! i am glad you didn't harm yourself, you are, obviously, a very talented american woman whom we celebrate gladly. good luck,god bless!

May. 20 2010 02:38 PM

It seems like in order to boost her career, or attract attention, she decided to come out of the closet, rather than coming out in spite of damaging her career...
The 'gun in the mouth and out of body experience' is just too hokey.

May. 20 2010 02:23 PM

I'd cut through the BS and just call yourself "folk."

You go girl.

May. 20 2010 02:21 PM
Stella from Brooklyn, NY

I commend you! Coming out is hard enough, but I can't imagine what you went through personally and professionally.

May. 20 2010 02:11 PM

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